What the review is

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The history of the review


The Millan Committee recommended that learning disability and autism should be covered by the definition of mental disorder in the new Mental Health Act. But they said that there should be a full review about this soon after the new Mental Health Act came into force.


The McManus Review said that there should be a review soon.


Scottish Government committed to this review taking place in the near future.


A scoping study was carried out to look into what a review should consider and how it should be done.

November 2017 to January 2018:

A Chair, Secretary, and Project Manager were appointed to the review.

The review team

June 2018:

The first advisory group meetings took place for the review.

Advisory groups

September – November 2018:

The review team gathered evidence about people’s experience of the Mental Health Act and learning disability or autism in Scotland.